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Italian Film Festival: a 10-year retrospective. Screening: Latin Lover

  • 12 Jun 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater , 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL of Minneapolis / St. Paul
A 10-year retrospective

This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 is a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The 10 movies selected by our committee will be screened throughout the year leading up to the IFF's 11th edition, Feb. 20-23, 2020. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 12th, 7:00 pm, for the third screening of this special edition with Latin Lover, a touching comedy that evokes Italian cinema's finest era, and features numerous references to your favorite movies.

All screenings will take place on the Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Future dates and titles will be announced soon! 


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Latin Lover

Comedy/Drama, 2014, 104 mins

Director: Cristina Comencini

On the tenth anniversary of the death of Italian cinema star Saverio Crispo (a fictional character modeled after Marcello Mastroianni), five of his daughters, two of his wives, and one very interesting stunt double gather to celebrate his tempestuous life and glorious career on the silver screen. Saverio, know as the "Latin Lover", a beloved star of the Golden Era of Italian cinema (and a prolific ladies' man), turns out to be even more complex than everyone believed.

Latin Lover's stellar cast includes the final performance from Italian superstar Virna Lisi. 

Cast: Francesco Scianna, Virna Lisi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Angela Finocchiaro, Candela Peña, Marisa Paredes, Lluís Homar.


2015, Nominee, Best Actress, Virna Lisi, David di Donatello Awards

2015, Nominee, Best Costumes, David di Donatello Awards

2015, Nominee, Best Makeup, David di Donatello Awards

2015, Nominee, Best Hairstyling, David di Donatello Awards

2013, Award of Merit, Accolade Competition

This movie was originally shown at our 8th edition of the IFF in 2016.

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